This compelling documentary examines the erosion of abortion rights and access in the U.S. today. Medical and surgical abortions are still technically legal and available in most states. However, safe, legal procedures still remain out of reach for many women. Cost factors, travel distance, and strict legislation create barriers to access, particularly for low-income women. Intimate interviews with abortion providers, clinic workers, and the women who seek their services reveal the impact of socio-economic factors, local and state imposed legal restrictions, inadequate access to care and an atmosphere of harassment and violence.
First person reports from doctors and the women they serve, supportive counselors, pro-choice religious leaders, and others poignantly show how "legal" does not necessarily mean "accessible". The FRAGILE PROMISE of CHOICE takes an unflinching look at where abortion services are now, 35 years after Roe v. Wade.
All public, educational, and government access television stations (PEG) and community media stations have permission to broadcast this film and any of Dorothy Fadiman's other films.
Director: Dorothy Fadiman
Producer: Beth Seltzer
Executive Producer: Danny McGuire
Camera: Daniel Meyers and Blake McHugh
Production Team: Kristin Atwell, Mika Buser-Ferris, Danielle Renfrew
Editor: Nila Bogue
Music: Erika Luckett
Reviewer:Apeism is Stupid
October 2, 2013 Subject:
A Choice to Murder is not a Choice...
There is no such thing as a safe abortion. In every abortion there is a life killed, many women go through the rest of their life being depressed and emotionally torn because of the fact that they did kill their baby, and some women still die while in the process of having an abortion. Abortions just aren't safe. Just type 'died during abortion' into GOOGLE, and there are almost 13 MILLION results because of botched abortions, where the mother dies, along with the baby.
Abstinence is the safest way, and adoptions are also another 'safe' option. Abortions should still be illegal, except for when the mother's life is endangered, which is well under 1% of the time. Rapes are another excuse for keeping abortions legal, even though those are also less that 1% of the time. The truth is, abortions are legal out of convenience for those 99% who didn't want to keep their pants on... and used as another form of birth control. Abortion is not health care for the mother... and it's a holocaust for 60+ MILLION innocent babies (in the U.S. alone) that are conceived, are alive, and then torn apart, limb by limb, by abortionists, and thrown in the trash can.
Abortions should never be used as birth control, and should never be considered as health care, since at least one life is ALWAYS taken.
As I type this, I'm reminded of when Steven Tyler, the lead singer for Aerosmith, forced his girlfriend, Julia Holcomb, to have an abortion while she was in the hospital after almost losing her life in a house fire. The saline abortion FAILED, but Tyler proceeded to have his baby son killed OUTSIDE the womb, which he continues to not tell the truth to what actually happened (watch the YouTube video: watch?v=ga2ETgekOgg). Such people are worse than the most rabid animal.
The only people who come out ahead in the deal, are the abortionists who make MILLION$ of dollar$ each year from killing babies. Judgment Day is still coming, though.
November 28, 2012 Subject:
Even Now We Struggle Against Oppression
I live in California, and I was not aware of how hard it is for women to exercise their right of choice across the US. I am so tired of women being the target of violence and hatred. I am so proud of those men, doctors, nursers, clergy, that are brave and courageous and support our right and freedom of choice.
Time to stop the violence against women.
If you disagree, go to the polls. Use your right to vote to speak your mind. Don't use violence to promote life!
November 27, 2012 Subject:
Thank you to Dorothy Fadiman who put together this brilliant documentary that still shows the struggle women have getting access to abortion clinics and doctors even after Roe v. Wade. Thank you for also highlighting the brave and courageous Doctors, Nurses and Physicians Assistants to work through such negativity to insure a woman (who legally has the right) can get access to an abortion.